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Vintage American Carbonate Co., Ad (ca. 1892): A vintage American Carbonate Co., Ad from The Druggists Circular and Chemical Gazette

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Druggists, save money!

...Make your own soda water, etc. by using our Compressed Carbonic Acid Gas (Liquid Carbonate). No generator necessary. No acids. No marble dust.

This gas is absolutely pure, being generated without the use of chemicals whatsoever. (a process entirely our own.) It is furnished in strong wrought iron cylinders which can be handled or shipped in any climate with absolute safety.

American Carbonate Co., 424 to 434 East 19th St., New York...

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Promotional trading cards of all types were popular during the Victorian era (soap, tonics, sewing machines, shirts, hats, etc.), and patent medicines were no exception. People would collect and trade these trading cards. Manufactures of patent medicines would design and print these cards, then provide them as promotional giveaways to the drug stores that carried their patent medicines. Many cards have survived and the artwork in many cases is magnificent. 

As a complimentary service, RXinsider provides FREE, high-resolution downloads of many vintage pharmacy ads and imagery. Simply complete the form on the following webpage, and you will be presented with a download button to download the files for printing and framing in a .zip file.